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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hong Kong : Cluster of Norovirus cases in Kowloon Hospital

Press release from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection :

" Eight patients (aged 53 to 86) in a female psychiatric ward had presented with vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms since February 19. Appropriate viral tests have been arranged for the patients and all tested positive for Norovirus. The patients are being treated under isolation and are in stable condition.

Infection control measures have already been enhanced and no admission to the ward concerned is allowed for the time being. Visiting to the isolated cubicle in the ward is also suspended. Other patients in the ward concerned are under close surveillance."

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